7 February 2013

Zambia: We're Monitoring Floods, Says Kalaba

DEPUTY Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Harry Kalaba has said Government is closely monitoring occurrence of floods in all parts of the country and is prepared to provide support.

Mr Kalaba said Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) was already on the ground assessing damage caused by heavy rainfall.

He was speaking to journalists in Lusaka yesterday when he and Lusaka District Commissioner (DC) Ashwell Kampengele inspected some construction works of modern drainage in Kaunda Square Stage One and Chipata townships and a foot bridge across Ngwerere stream in Mandevu Constituency.

Mr Kalaba said the impact of continuous rainfall that had resulted into severe floods was huge but that Government through DMMU was closely monitoring the impact countrywide.

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